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  Canon standard zoom lenses
 
 

Standard zoom lenses offer a general-purpose range from wide angle to short telephoto, thereby giving you great day-to-day flexibility. The vast majority of standard zoom lenses in use are those kit models which are popularly bundled with many DSLRs, such as the Canon EF-S 18-55mm model. Mounted on a Canon APS-C body like the EOS 400D / XTi, this will deliver an effective range of 28-88mm, thereby covering typical landscape shots to basic portrait work.

You may already own a standard zoom, but it can often be worth replacing it for a superior model. After all, as the lens range you use the most, you’ll see the benefit on the most photos. Better quality standard zooms may offer superior optics, an extended focal range, tougher construction, quicker focusing, brighter apertures or image stabilisation to reduce camera-shake.

 

As always, bear in mind any reduction in field due to your DSLRs sensor when choosing a lens. Canon’s APS-C models like the EOS 400D / XTi and 40D have a reduction factor of 1.6x, which effectively multiply lens focal lengths by 1.6 times. So if you go for a 17-85mm lens, you’ll actually have an equivalent of 27-136mm.

Note: Canon ’s EF-S lenses are not compatible with full-frame DSLRs. For a full explanation of lens specifications and examples of coverage at different focal lengths, check out our Camera Labs Lens Buyers Guide.



Canon EF 28-105mm f4-5.6

   
Focal length: 28-105mm
Aperture: f4-5-6
Lens mount: Canon EF
Equiv on EF-S DSLR: 45- 168mm
Full-frame compatible: Yes
  Anti-shake: No
AF motor: Micro Motor
Closest focus: 48cm
Filter thread: 58mm
Lens hood: Optional EW-63II
  Construction: 10 el. / 9 groups
Diaphragm blades: 6
Weight:210g
Size (diam x length): 67x68mm



Canon EF 28-105mm f4-5.6 USM

   
Focal length: 28-105mm
Aperture: f4-5.6
Lens mount: Canon EF
Equiv on EF-S DSLR: 45-168mm
Full-frame compatible: Yes
  Anti-shake: No
AF motor: USM
Closest focus: 48cm
Filter thread: 58mm
Lens hood: Optional EW-63II
  Construction: 10 el. / 9 groups
Diaphragm blades: 6
Weight:210g
Size (diam x length): 67x68mm



 
Canon EF 28-105mm f3.5-4.5 II USM


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Focal length: 28-105mm
Aperture: f3.5-4.5
Lens mount: Canon EF
Equiv on EF-S DSLR: 45- 168mm
Full-frame compatible: Yes
Anti-shake: No
AF motor: USM
  Closest focus: 50cm
Filter thread: 58mm
Lens hood: EW-83E
Construction: 15 el. / 12 groups
Diaphragm blades: 7
Weight:375g
Size (diam x length): 72x75mm



 
Canon EF 28-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM

     
Focal length: 28-135mm
Aperture: f3.5-5.6
Lens mount: Canon EF
Equiv on EF-S DSLR: 45-216mm
Full-frame compatible: Yes
Anti-shake: Yes
AF motor: USM
  Closest focus: 50cm
Filter thread: 72mm
Lens hood: EW-78BII
Construction: 16 el. / 12 groups
Diaphragm blades: 6
Weight: 540g
Size (diam x length): 78x97mm


 
Canon EF 28-200mm f3.5-5.6 USM  

     
Focal length: 28-200mm
Aperture: f3.5-5.6
Lens mount: Canon EF
Equiv on EF-S DSLR: 45- 320mm
Full-frame compatible: Yes
Anti-shake: No
AF motor: USM
  Closest focus: 45cm
Filter thread: 72mm
Lens hood: Optional EW-78D
Construction: 16 el. / 12 groups
Diaphragm blades: 6
Weight: 500g
Size (diam x length): 78x90mm


 
Canon EF 28-300mm f3.5-5.6L IS USM

     
Focal length: 28-300mm
Aperture: f3.5-5.6
Lens mount: Canon EF
Equiv on EF-S DSLR: 45- 480mm
Full-frame compatible: Yes
Anti-shake: Yes
AF motor: USM
  Closest focus: 70cm
Filter thread: 77mm
Lens hood: ET-83G
Construction: 23 el. / 16 groups
Diaphragm blades: 8
Weight:1,670g
Size (diam x length): 92x184mm


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